How to make Cupcake Cake Pops (video)

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I know I’m so incredibly late to the Cake Pops party, but hey I’m here, even if it’s a year later! The beautiful and talented Bakerella introduced the world to her cake pops and I’ve been ooh’in and aah’in from day one. Bakerella was kind enough to email me a few extra tips to ensure that these cuties would turn …

What to eat for Chinese New Year

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The Chinese calendar isn’t as straightforward and predictable as the Western (Gregorian) calendar. The length of a month isn’t always 30…um…31…no…29…or 28 days. Okay, okay, so both calendars are kinda screwy. But what I meant was that Western New Years is always called January 1st. Chinese or Lunar New Year falls on a different day every year, anytime between January …

BBQ Pitmaster Chef Paul’s Sweet & Smoky Ribs

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Another sweet and smoky recipe? Yep! I can sweet and smoky anything – even tofu (maybe next week!) BBQ fans are loving the new BBQ Pitmasters Show on TLC and I was lucky enough to get a recipe for Chef Paul Peterson’s Sweet and Smoky Ribs. New Twitter friend, Steve Wilson, who runs Grilling Companion website was kind enough to …

Beer Steamed Clams with Bacon & Tomatoes

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This is possibly one of the best 10 minute meals I’ve ever made! I’ll take clams any which way (well, except rubbery overcooked) – steamed, raw, fried, smothered and creamed in soup. When I’m lucky enough to get my hands on really fresh manila clams, I always invite friends over to feast…. (Continue reading at Steamy Kitchen on TLC)

BBQ Central Smoky Sweet Wings

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The owner of the wing joint down the street told me that their biggest day for wing sales each year is always Superbowl. People order dozens of wings, bring them to their party, but by the time they get eaten, the wings are a sad, lukewarm pile of skin, fat and bones. I tapped Twitter last week for some wing …

Citrus Shrimp Cocktail

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It’s not your normal Shrimp Cocktail — find out what makes this a “cocktail” — recipe at Steamy Kitchen on TLC (btw, this sparkly, citrus shrimp cocktail recipe makes a perfect app for Valentines Day!)

Cola Glazed Baked Wings

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I’ve got a bottle of wine and a bag of salty pistachios next to me come getting ready for launch of a brand-new design for SteamyKitchen.com tonight and what do I do? I write a new post just to throw in a little excitement And stress, as if launching a new design wasn’t enough. But how could I show off …

Steak with Creamy Whiskey Mushroom Sauce

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Every cook should have a great steak topping in their repertoire. Either because you A) enjoy having a sauce smothering your steak B) want to to stretch out a piece of meat to feed the family or C) attempt cover up a botched steak job. I’m in category A, especially if it involves heavy cream and whisky, but I’ve been …

Salad with Warm Goat Cheese on Toasted Baguette

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Happy New Year! I thought I’d start the new year right with a light salad (just don’t eat too many of those warm goat cheese rounds on toasted baguette, ok?!) Wishing you and your family a fun-filled, healthy and prosperous New Year! It’s a brand new year and I’ve just now started my winter garden, which includes celery, salad greens …

Scarpetta’s Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Garlic Basil Oil

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Scarpetta in New York City is most famous for its Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil. People pay $24 for a serving. Yes, that’s right: twenty-four dollars. And we’re not talking about the family-style mound you’d find in a sticky-floored Italian joint. This is one of those fancy-restaurant, daintily plated serving sizes. If you twirl your fork three times, you’d get …

Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip

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Forget the sour cream. Forget the cream cheese. Spinach dip made with mascarpone cheese is an absolute winner!